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Astronomy, Proxima Centauri b, Proxima Centauri, Planets, Exoplanet

University of Delaware Expert Discusses Prospects of Life on Newly Discovered Planet

Sally Dodson-Robinson, a Physics and Astronomy professor at the University of Delaware, discusses the key differences between sunlike stars and the M dwarf that the newly discovered Proxima b is orbiting. Those and other factors are crucial to whether there could be life on the planet.

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Education, Higher Ed, Higher Education, Low Income Families, diversity in academia, Diversity, Minorites, College Access, College Affordability, University, Tuition, Tuition Hikes, Financial Aid, Scholarships

UNLV Expert on College Affordability and Access

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UNLV education professor Stefani Relles on how paying for a college education is progressively harder, especially for low-income and minority students.

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New Rules, New Timeline Aim to Simplify the FAFSA Process

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UW-Milwaukee Director of Financial Aid Tim Opgenorth talks about the new FAFSA timelines, how it affects college-bound students and what families can do to help their students successfully complete the all-important FAFSA application.

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Vaccine, Opioid, Addiction, U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services, Heroin, Roger Crystal, Opiant Pharmaceuticals, substance abuse disorders, addictive disorders, Eating Disorders, NARCAN® Nasal Spray, Adapt Pharma

Expert: Vaccines to Counter Opioid Addiction Showing Promise

Expert can speak on the promise of vaccines to counter heroin addiction and broader efforts to address opioid addiction. Roger Crystal, M.D., CEO of Opiant Pharmaceuticals, has an interest in this area inspired by his company’s own efforts to develop opioid antagonist nasal sprays and other innovative formulations for the treatment of substance abuse disorders, addictive disorders and eating disorders.

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UCLA health, UCLA Health System, UCLA, UCLA DOCTORS, Back To School, bullied children, bullying in schools, Bully Prevention, Friendship Building, children activities, Emotional Development, Parenting, school anxiety, School Anxiety Disorders, Adolescent Anxiety Disorder, Depressed Adolescents, Eating Disorder, athletes and brain injury, Concussion, Concussion education, Brain Injuries

UCLA Health experts advisory for September

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UCLA Health experts are available to discuss a wide variety of topics of interest, with a focus on back-to-school issues, for the month of September.

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From White House to Tacoma, WA, Urban Agriculture Is Growing

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University of Washington professor Sally Brown and collaborators have published the most extensive compilation to date explaining how to grow urban agriculture, and how doing so could save American cities.

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6 Things Men Should Know About Testicular Cancer

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For the first time in Los Angeles County history, more Latinos than whites are being diagnosed with testicular cancer, a malady once regarded as a white man’s disease. This Q&A focuses on testicular cancer: who is at risk, why they are at risk and what preventive measures can be taken.

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Liver Cancer, Cancer, Epidemiology, Cancer Risk Factors

11 Answers to Tough Questions About Liver Cancer

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In the past four decades, liver cancer rates have more than doubled among non-Asians living in Los Angeles County, according to a recently released report card administered by USC. This Q&A focuses on liver cancer: who is at risk, why they are at risk and what preventive measures can be taken.

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Black Holes, Universe

Black Holes Are Ubiquitous

Kennesaw State University Assistant Professor of Physics David Garofalo is an expert on black holes and can answer reporter's questions about these.

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Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Epidemiology, Cancer Risk Factors, Cancer

Expert Answers 7 Questions About Melanoma

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The melanoma rate among white women living in Los Angeles is declining for the first time in 37 years, according to a new cancer report card administered by USC. This Q&A focuses on melanoma: why it’s rising, who is at risk and what preventive measures can be taken.

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Hiring Outlook, Asia-Pacific Hiring Outlook, Asia-Pacific Job Outlook, APAC Job Outlook, job outlook, APAC Hiring Outlook

Developers, Skill Upgrade Programs, Boost Asia Pacific Tech Jobs Outlook

There are plenty of tech jobs in the Asia-Pacific, but the mismatch and shortage of engineering talent in much of the region has resulted in more companies creating programs aimed at upgrading the skills of engineers.

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Breast Cancer, Cancer, Epidemiology, Cancer Risk Factors

8 Things Women Should Know About Breast Cancer

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Asian women living in Los Angeles County are experiencing more breast cancer now than they faced nearly four decades ago, according to a recently released cancer report card administered by USC. This Q&A focuses on breast cancer: who is at risk, why they are at risk and what preventive measures can be taken.

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UNLV Expert on Why the Latino Vote Matters

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UNLV political science professor John Tuman on how the Latino immigrant vote might mean more than ever to candidates this season.

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cupping, complimentary medicine, Alternative Medicine, Eastern Medicine, Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Dr. Annie Zhang , Dr. Andrew Shubov, Michael Phelps cupping, Integrative Medicine

Evidence Shows Cupping Works: Shouldn't Western Doctors Be More Open to Telling Patients to Try Chinese and Other Drug-Free Therapies to Treat Pain?

Cupping has been portrayed as a "pseudoscience." Two UCLA MDs who are also experts in Chinese medicine say there's evidence that it can reduce pain and promote healing. They urge the medical establishment to be more open-minded to drug-free solutions to pain

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Fitness, Healthy Lifestyle, Exercise, Movement, Stairs, Walking, Stretching, health benefits of exercise

Tips to Get Moving During the Workday

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If you spend hours commuting to work and sitting at your desk all day, recent studies about the health hazards of too much sitting probably have hit home. Here are some tips to incorporate movement into your work day.

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Back To School, Empty Next, College, First Day Of School, Baylor University, Social Work, Freshmen, Leaving Home

Life in the Empty Nest: Four Tips to Help Parents Make the Adjustment

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Change will come as students move from their homes to college campuses across the nation these next few weeks. For the parents left behind, that pivot to the “empty nest” and a new stage in life can spark myriad emotions and some challenging moments, said Becky Scott, M.S.W, lecturer in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. She offers four tips to help parents adjust when their children transition to college.

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nitrogen fertilization, Nitrogen, enviromental research

California Nitrogen Assessment Presents Opportunities for Improvement

A new report from the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis offers a big picture look at the scale and impacts of nitrogen in California. According to the report, excess nitrogen in the state comes primarily from agriculture and fossil fuel combustion. For years, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources scientists have been working with farmers throughout the state to refine fertilizer management, irrigation efficiency and other farming practices to manage nitrogen, and the work continues. The following are some examples of current UC ANR research and extension projects to manage nitrogen.

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Back To School, Bullying, back to school safety, Back To School Tips, kindness, sleep and children, sleep and memory, Time Management

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Specialists Offer Top Five Back to School Tips for Parents and Kids

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With a little advance planning, going back to school can be a fun and exciting adventure for kids and parents. The specialists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have put together their top five tips to ensure parents and kids transition smoothly from summer vacation to the new school year.

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Ticks, Venom, Autoimmune, Inflammatory, Akari Therapeutics, Gur Roshwalb, Ornithodoros moubata, Coversin, Complement, C5, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, PNH, atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, aHUS, Guillain Barre Syndrome, GBS, Soliris, Eculizumab, Saliva

Expert: Scientists Turning to Animal Kingdom for Clues to New Drugs

Expert can speak on the use of animal toxins to develop a new generation of medicines. Gur Roshwalb, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Akari Therapeutics, is studying the use of Coversin—a molecule derived from the saliva of the Ornithodoros moubata tick—in potential treatments for conditions such as paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) and Guillain Barré syndrome (GBS).

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Education

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choosing a major, Job Search, Undergraduates, choosing a college, Majors, Professional Development, career services

Six Tips to Help Students Choose a Major

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Students are often allowed to enter college under the designation “undecided,” but they should try to declare a major sooner rather than later in order to graduate on time, said Amy Ames, assistant director of professional development in Baylor University’s Office of Career and Professional Development.







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